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A Sneak Preview of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago auto show that is held annually is definitely one of the most popular events that most car manufacturers wouldn’t want to miss. This is because the auto show allows them to unveil and launch the latest and the upcoming vehicle models that they want to introduce into the market within a year as well as those that they intend to release in the near future.

The auto show also serves as one of the most effective options for car these car makers to present the latest car models into the buying public hoping that doing this would eventually increase the demand for the vehicles that they offer. Due to this fact, the 2012 Chicago auto show became a venue for the launching of the different vehicle line-ups that might hit the market this year.  Among the most popular car makers who participated in this year’s Chicago auto show are the following.

1. Volkswagen

Volkswagen has presented the North American version of the VW Beetle at the Chicago auto show. This event has also marked the availability of the diesel engine-propelled Beetle in the United States and the rest of the North American market. The presentation revealed some of the significant changes that Volkswagen has implemented on its longest running model expecting that these would encourage more buyers to purchase the iconic Beetle.

2. Toyota

Toyota took the opportunity to unveil the mid-cycle refreshed Land Cruiser at the 2012 Chicago auto show. Toyota has upgraded the Land Cruiser’s looks and other features to make this more attractive to buyers. The upgrades that Toyota has conducted are aimed to improve the vehicle’s appeal to buyers since Toyota has somehow realized that the Land Cruiser is one of the company’s rarely purchased models in the US despite of its impressive performance and features. Aside from the Land Cruiser, Toyota has also unveiled the more luxurious Lexus LX 570 during this event.

3. Nissan

Just like Toyota, Nissan has also featured two of its latest models at the Chicago auto show. The first model was the mid-cycle upgraded 370Z sports car. Nissan has upgraded the 370Z and this effort has provided the sports car with a new look and a number of added features. In addition to this, Nissan launched the 12-passenger version of the NV200 to cater to the needs of buyers who are in the market for vehicles with larger interior and cargo space.

4. Kia

The 2012 Chicago auto show also served as the venue for Kia’s presentation of the Track’ster concept. The Track’ster was a two-door sport-oriented version of the Kia Soul and this is intended to capture the segment dominated by younger buyers who prefer to purchase cars with unique styling and features.

2011 Detroit Auto Show: Which Cars Are Most Exciting?

The Detroit Auto Show is historically a good place to gauge how the U.S. auto industry is doing. Are sales climbing or falling? Are the car companies seeing economic progress, or is it going the other way? Are the crowds big or small?

That’s not to say it’s all about the economy, or simply a way for local dealers to move metal during the long, cold, winter months: There will be plenty of exciting cars and trucks on hand at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show at Cobo Hall. Here are some highlights:

Cadillac

Cadillac will give us a first look at the CTS-V coupe it will campaign in the SCCA’s World Challenge GT series this year. Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O’Connell have been hired to drive the CTS-Vs in the series.

Porsche

Porsche is showing the 918 coupe concept, a racing version of the 918 Spyder Porsche showed at the Geneva Motor Show last year. Word is the Porsche has a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a V8 and three electric motors.

GMC

The GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept explores what the next-generation Sierra HD might look like. The truck is big and wide and has a huge grille. It sits on the frame from the production version of the heavy-duty Sierra. Under the hood is a 6.6-liter turbodiesel rated at 397 hp. It’s mated to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission.

BMW

BMW chose the Detroit Auto Show to unveil its fastest and most extreme 1-series, the muscular-looking 335-hp M coupe; that’s a horsepower figure that could produce a 0-to-60 time of less than 4.8 seconds, making the car as fast as the mighty M3! Power comes from a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six. The car will go on sale in May.

BMW will also show the second generation 650i convertible, with all-new sheetmetal. The car will take many of its styling cues from the Gran Coupe concept, shown at Auto China in Beijing last April.

2009 International Auto Shows – Fantasy of Car Lovers

Why International Car Shows?

International auto shows are of immense importance today with their increasing popularity as well as growing need of cars and vehicles throughout the world. These international car exhibitions provide excellent platform for automobile manufacturing companies to come together to display their crafts and share their technologies and expertise. In one way or the other, the objective is to promote the business of car manufacturing and production.

What’s the Outcome?

Automobile companies go global with audience swarming in from all over the world. International car shows introduce car dealers and buyers with the newest car technologies as well as the latest car models and concept cars that the manufacturers are willing to present. In today’s commercial world, a car show provides manufacturers ample opportunity to advertize their products in front of global buyers.

A number of auto shows are taking places all over the world. City that organizes an international auto exhibition instantly make its place in the world car map. It becomes a center for car sale and purchase. Million dollar agreements are signed between car manufacturers and dealers during the exhibition.

The Evolution of Car Shows

The nature of international car exhibitions has evolved to a great extent since its beginning. In the beginning it was only the existing models and newer models that were to be launched in the market were showcased in these exhibitions. But gradually the style changed. Now the trend is to display the concept cars that were not meant for selling or marketing along with production cars. These concept cars are only to bring new technologies, innovation and creativity in the spotlight. They are not for sale.

When it comes to international car show the name of Detroit comes first. The city has a rich history of organizing successful auto exhibitions. The first auto show was held in 1907 at Detroit, North America. The show was a hit. Since then Detroit did not have to look back. Gradually the venue shifted from Riversdale Park to the city’s business precinct, Metro Detroit area.

Paris is the host of the first car show in the world. Paris Auto Show started way back in 1898. Since then Paris has witnessed the debut of several car models. Since 1988 Paris international motor show took the name Mondial de l’Automobile. Before that it was known as Salon de l’Auto.

Well-known International Auto shows

Although you will find two types of auto shows – national and international, we will talk about international auto shows here. We have watched the 2008 Paris Motor Show ended recently. The exhibition showcased a series of concept cars as well as production cars. 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon has already caught the eye of auto dealers.

Detroit Auto Show has come up as one of the oldest and most prestigious car shows of the world. Presently it is officially known as North American International Auto Show where you will find most of the leading automobile companies of the world present with their newest car models to turn the audience into buyers from visitors. The 2009 Detroit Auto Show that is going to be held this January, 2009 has already pepped up the mood of the city. Some of the most talked about concept cars that are to be displayed at Detroit are Audi A7 Concept and Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO. In addition, Toyota Auto Show [http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=15&article_id=5964], Frankfirt Motor Show and Los Angeles Auto Shows are some of the names automobile enthusiasts wait for.

So, get ready to catch all the excitement as a number of international car shows are coming up your way throughout the year.